Parents' Guide to

Neverworld Wake

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Dark, gripping, time-shifting psychological thriller.

Neverworld Wake Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+


This book was amazing, though there was some violence, drinking and drugs but over all it was great and had what can happen in bad surcomestances. (sorry cant spell that word(:)

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
Kids say (6):

This "what just happened? I never saw that coming" psychological thriller is filled with moral dilemmas and enough twists and turns to captive almost any reader. While Neverworld Wake has a cast of emotionally flawed characters whose actions may be disturbing to some readers, these same characters and their actions can also open the door to serious conversations between parents and teens. How does drinking effect your ability to make good decisions? Is violence ever justified? What kind of secrets should never be kept? The novel has a complex plotline, so it may not be the best choice for those looking for a casual easy read.

Book Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate